Murton, North Yorkshire

Coordinates: 53°57′59″N 1°00′36″W / 53.96627°N 1.01000°W / 53.96627; -1.01000
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St James church, Murton
Murton is located in North Yorkshire
Location within North Yorkshire
Population668 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSE650526
Civil parish
  • Murton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townYORK
Postcode districtYO19
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°57′59″N 1°00′36″W / 53.96627°N 1.01000°W / 53.96627; -1.01000

Murton is a small village and a civil parish in the unitary authority of the City of York in North Yorkshire, England that is located on the outskirts of York. To the west there is the A64 and the village of Osbaldwick, to the south the A166 road to Bridlington, to the north the village of Stockton-on-the-Forest, and to the east the villages of Holtby and Warthill.

According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 423, increasing to 668 in the 2011 Census.[1]

The village was historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. It was then a part of the district of Ryedale in North Yorkshire from 1974 until 1996. Since 1996 it has been part of the City of York unitary authority.[2]

The village has around a hundred properties ranging from traditional large country houses to more modern buildings.

Murton Park Viking Village, by Murton

The village is home to the Yorkshire Museum of Farming at Murton Park. Here there is a small railway track which is the remains of the Derwent Valley Light Railway. Trains are run on Sundays and bank holidays. The village has a local pub called the Bay Horse. The York Livestock Centre is also located in Murton.

St James Church

St James' Church, Murton is linked with St Thomas' Church, Osbaldwick.


East Yorkshire Motor Services provide a bus service to the village of Murton from Pocklington to York.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  2. ^ "History of Murton, in York and North Riding | Map and description". Retrieved 28 November 2020.

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